11/01/2011 02:44 pm ET Updated Jan 01, 2012

Can A Crush On A Celebrity Improve Your Love Life?

The whole world (well, the female half of it -- and quite a few men) seems to have fallen madly in love with actor Ryan Gosling.

Normally sensible women who a month ago couldn't have picked him out of a line-up are suddenly daydreaming about being swept off their feet by the brooding star of Drive, The Ides Of March and Crazy Stupid Love (all out right now, all being inundated with hordes of infatuated females).

More than a million people have watched the YouTube clip of the buff star breaking up a real-life fight on the streets of New York. We are, it seems, in the grip of a collective Ryan-mania.

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